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Pirates DFA Josh Wall, clear 40-man roster spot
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Pirates have designated pitcher Josh Wall for assignment Thursday, to make room on the 40-man roster Thursday.

Wall had a 3.22 ERA in 22 1/3 innings for Triple-A Indianapolis prior to this move. 

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Pirates claim Angel Sanchez
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Pirates claimed infielder Angel Sanchez off waivers from the White Sox, USA Today reports Thursday. Sanchez was hitting just .226/.285/.282 in 139 at-bats in the minors this season. 

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Padres acquire two players in exchange for Chris Denorfia
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Padres acquired outfielder Abraham Almonte and pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen from the Mariners in exchange for outfielder Chris Denorfia, according to MLB.com.

Almonte, who began the season as the Mariners' starting center fielder, is batting .267 with six home runs, 10 doubles, 31 RBI and seven stolen bases in 72 games since his early May demotion to Triple-A Tacoma.

Kohlscheen is 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 38 relief appearances between Double-A Jackson and Tacoma. He also has six saves and has 55 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings.

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Report: Tigers will not end up with Andrew Miller
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Though reports earlier in the day indicated a deal was close, ESPN.com reports the Tigers will not acquire Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller prior to the trade deadline. Miller is still expected to be traded prior to the 4 p.m. deadline.  

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Brewers shuffle roster to make room for new acquisition
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Brewers have announced that right-hander Tyler Thornburg has been moved to the 60-day disabled list and Logan Schafer optioned to Triple-A Nashville to make room for newly acquired Gerardo Parra.

Schafer, who hasn't had a hit in 11 at-bats since July 11, has played sparingly this year. He has compiled a weak stat line of .183/.267/.288.

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Padres trade Chris Denorfia to Mariners
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Mariners have acquired Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Denorfia hit .242 with one home run and 16 RBI in 89 games for San Diego.

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Anthony Ranaudo will make debut as starter Friday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Red Sox have announced top pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo will make his major-league debut Friday against the Yankees, after a flurry of trades left the team in need of starters.

Ranaudo has been dominant at times at Triple-A Pawtucket this season, posting a 2.41 ERA in 119 1/3 innings, with 99 strikeouts and 49 walks. With the Red Sox having moved two starts at the trade deadline, he could remain in the rotation moving forward. 

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Arizona acquisition Anthony Banda a mixed bag in minors
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Right-hander Anthony Banda, who was traded Thursday from the Brewers to the Diamondbacks, has been impressive with the strikeout pitch this season at Class-A Wisconsin.

The 20-year-old Banda has fanned 83 in 83 2/3 innings. But he's proven to be hittable with 84 hits allowed and a mediocre 3.66 ERA.

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Reds shopping Mat Latos?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Opposing teams said the Reds have talked about trading starting pitcher Mat Latos, according to ESPN analyst Jayson Stark. The Reds are looking for a big return for the right-handed pitcher.

Latos has made only eight starts this season due to injury. He is 2-3 with a 3.31 ERA and has just 32 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings.

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Gerardo Parra heading from Arizona to Milwaukee
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

What was speculated is now confirmed: The Diamondbacks have announced they have shipped right fielder Gerardo Parra to the Brewers in exchange for minor league outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-hander Anthony Benda. 

Parra, who has struggled against southpaws all season, has nine hits in his last 21 at-bats with four runs scored.

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